Lessons from the Field 4: Science-ing on Rooftops

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Hi! Did you miss me? I missed you!

I know I promised I’d come backĀ months ago, but apparently my life had a different plan for me and everything just got waaaay too busy. You’ll forgive me, right? šŸ˜¦

So, this blog post is going to be split into two (three?) parts. If you want to get an update on my life (complete with pictures) and know what I’m thinking about the future of this blog, just keep on reading. I even put subtitles for your convenience! However, if you want to just skip to my attempt to make fun of my field experience, you can skip to my fourth edition of Lessons from the Field by clicking here. And if you want to see the previous three posts from this series or anything else about my research, you can check that out here. Continue reading

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A post-candidacy update!

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Oh hello there! I just thought I’d stop by and remind everyone that I still exist.Ā Hope the new year is treating everyone well!

The last time I was here I was freaking out about my upcoming candidacy exam. Well, I’m happy to announce that I passed! šŸ˜€ I am officially a PhD candidate! And, I also have the great news of announcing that I won an NSF fellowship too! šŸ˜€ It’s a pretty good month if I don’t say so myself. Now if only my instrument and data would agree andĀ give me nice results. O:

Anyway, as I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, my posting schedule may be a little bit hectic. I’m hoping that I’ll get an actual blog post up by next week talking about some of theĀ grad school pro tips I’ve accumulated across this crazy adventure. I am also planning to talk about proposal writing, literature reviews, how to make a good powerpoint for a science talk and how to create a great NSF application packet!

Any objections? Or anything in particular you want me to talk about? Let me know! I hope to be back to (non-academic) writing soon enough.

 

Mini-Hiatus

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*waves* Hi there! AndĀ happy holidays to whoever is celebrating them!

It has come to another point in my life where I must throw in the towelĀ and take a short hiatus from blog writing. Which, honestly, makes me really sad. Because this blog is something I take a lot of pride in and it’s become somethingĀ I look forward to doing during the week!Ā But lately, it’s been a bit difficult to write up quality posts on a weekly basis, while also keeping up with all the other things going on in my life right now. So, rather than forcing myself toĀ churn out weekly material, I figured it was time for a break and for me to focus on, oh I don’t know, passing my candidacy exam.

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